The Seattle Girls’ School is seeking a passionate and talented fundraising leader to be our Director of Advancement. As a member of the senior leadership team at SGS, the Director of Advancement will be part of a diverse learning community dedicated to helping middle school girls realize their strengths and grow their confidence and skills. We seek an inclusive team player who will plan and oversee all of our development and communications efforts, and lead a team of 3 other development and communications staff. An exciting part of this work will be the opportunity to partner with our seasoned capital campaign team to help carry out a $12 million campaign to build an entirely new campus for the school, which is already well underway. Our next Director of Advancement will have the opportunity to work with an inspiring and committed group of people, and to play a major role in Seattle Girls’ School’s next chapter.
A transformative middle school experience.
At Seattle Girls’ School, girls develop a sense of the big picture, connecting academic studies with current events, self-awareness, and collaboration, resulting in confident, highly qualified graduates who succeed in high school, college, and beyond.
Middle school is a critical time for development – especially for girls. As girls reach early adolescence, their self-esteem and interest in certain subjects is likely to plummet as a result of being bombarded by conflicting messages about femininity and achievement. Seattle Girls’ School combats the trend of girls losing confidence before competence, especially in the areas of science, technology, engineering, and math, with a transformative experience for girls in grades 5-8. At SGS, girls are challenged to discover who they are and who they want to become. Our project-based curriculum, grounded in real-world experiences, offers endless opportunities for leadership, collaboration, and problem solving.